62+ Best David Walker Quotes: Exclusive Selection

David Walker was an American abolitionist, writer, and anti-slavery activist whose pamphlet Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829), urging slaves to fight for their freedom, was one of the most radical documents of the antislavery movement. Thoughtful David Walker quotes are full of powerful ideas and messages.

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Most Famous David Walker Quotes

While many things worked well, still much more needs to be done. – David Walker

Now, I ask you, had you not rather be killed than to be a slave to a tyrant, who takes the life of your mother, wife, and dear little children? Look upon your mother, wife and children, and answer God Almighty; and believe this, that it is no more harm for you to kill a man who is trying to kill you, than it is for you to take a drink of water when thirsty. – David Walker

Let no man of us budge one step, and let slaveholders come to beat us from our country. America is more our country, than it is the whites-we have enriched it with our blood and tears. The greatest riches in all America have arisen from our blood and tears. – David Walker

Treat us like men, and there is no danger, but we will all live in peace and happiness together. For we are not like you, hard hearted, unmerciful, and unforgiving. What a happy country this will be, if the whites will listen. – David Walker

We’re going to have to restructure Social Security and Medicare. And, frankly, Social Security will be a lot easier than Medicare. If there’s one thing that could bankrupt America, it’s health care. And it’s out of control. – David Walker

Leadership is building a bridge that connects the vision with the purpose, in order to empower those who are around us. – David Walker

Aggressive, foolishly courageous young men, weighed down with enough piss and vinegar to take on an entire NVA regiment; battle-hard- ened, jungle-wise, full of machismo and bravado, yet still barely removed from teenaged innocence. – David Walker

The Americans say that we are ungrateful-but I ask them for heaven’s sake, what should we be grateful to them for-for murdering our fathers and mothers?-Or do they wish us to return thanks to them for chaining and handcuffing us, branding us, cramming fire down our throats, or for keeping us in slavery, and beating us nearly or quite to death to make us work in ignorance and miseries, to support them and their families. They certainly think we are a gang of fools. – David Walker

Church should be a place where love is evident, God delivers, lives are changed, hearts are healed, and families restored. – David Walker

I may be doomed to the stake and the fire, or to the scaffold tree, but it is not in me to falter if I can promote the work of emancipation. – David Walker

Lord, please give me big ears and a thoughtful mind. Teach me to ask well and see it through other’s eyes. – David Walker

I know that the blacks, take them half enlightened and ignorant, are more humane and merciful than the most enlightened and refined European that can be found in all the earth. – David Walker

To me, the real marks of beauty in a woman are courage, character, kindness, and personality. – David Walker

Karate is not about winning over others. It is about winning over one’s self. Ultimately, the most challenging opponents we face reside from within – our hang-ups, our insecurities, our prejudices. Overcome these and you will have truly won. – David Walker

Allowing God to charge our lives that we may empower people around us to live In a greater relationship with him. – David Walker

I believe that the making of art is primarily for the benefit of the artist. If what the artist has created communicates messages and feelings to others, then it is because of the universality of the human experience that is speaking through the work of art. – David Walker

Our government has made a whole lot of promises that, in the long run, it cannot possibly keep without huge tax increases. – David Walker

In contrast, the ‘Old Europe’ channels were showing film from reporters who had embedded themselves at the wrong end of the Baghdad blitz and the Basra bombardment. These films depicted the shattered homes, the killed and grieving civilians and the infrastructure chaos our armed forces are creating daily. Since this footage (none of it bearing the Al-Jazeera logo) clearly exists, why does the Western media studiously ignore it or, when confronted by it, claim it to be Iraqi propaganda. – David Walker

Just five years ago, it was almost impossible to waste a million dollars building a Web site. – David Walker

It certainly makes sense to expand the pulp industry in Indonesia, … It’s clear that it will be a very competitive exporter of pulp to the rest of the world, including China and India. So, the interest by the Indonesian government is clearly to establish a really competitive plantation fiber base to support a globally attractive export industry. – David Walker

Karate is for life, not points. – David Walker

Usually the way to screw up some good fishing is to have a tournament. This just keeps getting better and better. – David Walker

Well, it was just, the bars was all just like the bamboo roofs and everything. You know. As I say, to me, it’s completely spoiled all, all these places now. Make them all just tourist traps. – David Walker

We have to get some movement on it shortly. – David Walker

My wife and I have just returned from Belgium where, courtesy of the hotel TV, we acquired a new perspective on the Iraq war. The difference between BBC, ITV and CNN on the one hand and the channels from Belgium, Germany and France on the other was stark and disturbing. The ‘coalition’ output, which strongly influences public opinion in Britain, comprises reports from ’embedded’ reporters telling us about the mud and dust, press conferences by generals describing the tip of the iceberg they wanted us to see and studio debates among armchair pundits. – David Walker

In my view, the greatest threat to America’s future isn’t hiding in a cave in Pakistan or Afghanistan; it’s right here at home. Baby boomers like myself are on course to become the first generation of Americans who leave things in worse shape than they found them. – David Walker

Of course, I wish he was wearing it, … He was all about safety. He’s a 10-year veteran. He knows what wrecks can do. Why he wasn’t wearing it I don’t know. – David Walker

On the path that we’re headed on today, either there have to be dramatic changes in entitlement programs and other federal spending, or dramatic tax increases to close the fiscal gap. – David Walker

We’re on an imprudent, unsustainable fiscal path, … The status quo is not an option and we’re not going to grow our way out of this problem and the sooner we get started the better. – David Walker

We can confirm that the offices of our private bank in Sao Paulo were searched yesterday. We are fully cooperating with the authorities. – David Walker

I think in the run game, we’ll be fine, and I think we’ll be able to have some success with it — we really need to, in order to help the passing game out. – David Walker

I think it’s appropriate to provide the administration a few days to reconsider their position. I’m hopeful that they will provide us with the information we’re seeking. It is a very reasonable and reasoned request. But the fuse is short. – David Walker

Inspirational David Walker Quotes

It hurt, but at the same time I knew there was more to life than crying and pouting about an injury. I’ve got to move on. – David Walker

I think a lot of teams would probably have the same record if you look at who they’ve played. – David Walker

Other vehicles were leaving the station’s lot and there was a great deal of traffic on the roadway near the station at the time. – David Walker

responding to floods and other natural disasters by FEMA. – David Walker

Part of the problem is that when Congress considers legislation, and the administration proposes it, they only consider a one-year, five-year, or maybe 10-year time horizon. – David Walker

We are blessed. She’s really a changed person. – David Walker

We can’t afford to make all the tax cuts permanent. – David Walker

We’re pushing a drought-awareness program right now. But you never know. The 1952 flood happened right in the middle of a drought. It’s feast or famine around here. – David Walker

We’ll help them stage the game as much as we can, and we’re happy to do that for them. These are unique circumstances. – David Walker

You have to have visible communication from the top. – David Walker

We are very disappointed with the judge’s decision, … We are in the process of reviewing and analyzing the decision to fully understand the bases for it and its potential implications. – David Walker

Continuing on this unsustainable path will gradually erode, if not suddenly damage, our economy, our standard of living, and ultimately our national security. – David Walker

The status quo is not an option. Faster economic growth can help, but there’s no way we’re going to grow our way out of this problem. The sooner we start to address it, the better. – David Walker

Thanks to them, I was able to get some of my money. They paid me out of their pockets on jobs they never got paid for. – David Walker

Our current course doesn’t just threaten our future economy and quality of life, but also our long-term national security. – David Walker

People are using the pension system and bankruptcy code as a business strategy. – David Walker

As a matter of course we review our cost structure and staffing needs and levels. – David Walker

A single individual directly responsible and accountable to the president of the United States should be dedicated to act as the central focal point to lead and coordinate the overall federal response. – David Walker

This acquisition is consistent with Morgan Stanley’s stated strategy of growing our international business by taking opportunities for bolt-on acquisitions and further underscores our increasing resource commitment to the UK and Europe. – David Walker

That is what I am focused on more than any of the other things, really. – David Walker

I have some sympathy for his concern about drawing a reasonable line, … That changed the ball game. – David Walker

I’m just looking forward to playing a game, … We’re playing pretty good of late and, in all honesty, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is coming in. Our guys … have smiles on their faces around here now and we want to keep that going on Saturday. – David Walker

I’ll probably think about it after the fact. – David Walker

I know one day I’ll be back out on the field playing again. I’m a competitor. Nothing is given to you. You’ve got to go out there and fight. – David Walker

Investors should at all times be looking for great stocks trading at good valuations. The lower the market the better the value. That’s our approach and we would get more and more interested the further the market fell. – David Walker

In the middle, middle of the monsoon season, lying there soaking wet and the spoilsports didn’t come! And that’s when I had, because I can always remember just lying there saying to myself, the water just running down my neck and that, I said, ‘Well David. There’s not many people get a twenty first birthday party like this.’ – David Walker

In 1950 there were 16 workers per retiree. Today there are 3.4; in 2030 there will be less than two. – David Walker

I can provide a pretty good scouting report on the personnel that is there, … Schematically things are a little different but the players are still the players, so I’ve talked to the people I feel I need to talk to about some of the strengths and weaknesses with their personnel. – David Walker

A half an inch of rain is nice, but we could use a whole lot more. – David Walker

The (coastal) farmers were the first people to use the water, so they have the oldest rights. That’s the way water rights work in Texas. First come, first served. – David Walker